Epoch 6 - Daterra Summer Solstice

Epoch 6 - Daterra Summer Solstice

Sourcing Information:

Importer: FORWARD Coffee

Price Paid per LB after Roasting: $7.88

Volume Purchased: 98kg

Origin: Brazil

Farm: Daterra

Process: Natural

Harvest Date: February

Daterra is one of the most sophisticated coffee operations we've ever had the pleasure of visiting. It is located near the city of Patrocinio, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. This is the classic and famed Cerrado region of Brazil, where the fertile land is flat and ideal for coffee growing.

Daterra's beautiful coffee-producing systems have turned the farm into an intensive network of lots, all monitored individually. Many have automated irrigation systems to ensure ideal nutrients and water make it to the plants themselves. 

When it comes time to harvest, Daterra will send members of the team to different lots to evaluate the cherry and will harvest small batches to strategize on when to harvest each individual varietal and ensure peak timing. The quality team will then make decisions on how to utilize each of these coffees and where on the menu they will be used.

The Daterra menu is vast, with three tiers of offerings available, of which Forward Coffee is proud to be the exclusive Canadian distributor. The three tiers are Masterpieces, Collections and Classics.

This is a famed farm that was first purchased in 1976 and, today is an icon in the coffee-producing world. Leading by example, Daterra is the only B Corp certified coffee farm, has more certifications than we have space to list, and is steadily working towards being a climate-positive coffee farm.

Summer Solstice is a coffee that's designed by Daterra to have bright tropical fruit notes, grapes and strawberry, with honey sweetness and a full body.

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